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Aaron Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
9
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Aaron Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, No. 2080, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1820, Roman numeral painted iron dial signed A. Willard, Jr./Boston/No. 2080, half round frames over the reverse-painted glasses, the waist glass flanked by side ornaments in a leaf, basket, and field of stars design on a red ground, the lower box glass depicting Poseidon and a maiden in his sea chariot pulled by two mythological sea creatures, eight-day time and integral alarm movement with lead weight and pendulum, ht. 33 1/2 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Estimate $800-1,200

Alarm train and weight are now gone, dial has been cleaned and relined including signature.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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